Examples Of Appointment Of Governor

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Appointment of Governors Apart from being the constitutional head of a state, the Governor also proceed as an agent or representative of the Central Government. In fact he is the only constitutional link between the centre and the states. Article 156 of Indian constitution provides that (1) The Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President. (2) The Governor may, by writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office. (3) Subject to the foregoing provisions of this article, a Governor shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office: Provided that a Governor shall, notwithstanding the expiration of his term, continue to hold office until his successor enters upon his office.…show more content…
The courts cannot interfere on the ground that the Governor has been dismissed without sufficient cause The verdict in the case of Surya Narain v. Union of India of the Rajasthan High Court is worth quoting here that “Article 156 provides that Governor holds office during pleasure of the President. It further says that subject to the exercise of the pleasure of the President, the Governor shall hold office for a term of five years. The President can also dismiss a Governor without assigning any reason. It is, therefore, clear that the Governor has no security of tenure and no fixed term of office. The expression ‘Pleasure of the President’ is not justifiable.” The Supreme Court in the case of Rameshwer Prashad v. Union of India observed that “the criteria suggested in Sarkaria Commission’s Report for appointment of a person as a Governor is: (i) He should be eminent in some walks of
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